DUBAI: South Africa’s bowling prodigy Marco Jansen has been named ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year for 2022.
Jansen claimed the prestigious award as she overpowered India’s Arshdeep Singh, Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran and New Zealand’s Finn Allen – the other three nominees in the category.
“Sizzling displays with the ball and vital contributions with the bat at crucial moments – the winner of the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award had an unforgettable 2022,” said ICC as it revealed the winner of the award on Wednesday.
During his meteoric rise last year, Jansen picked up 36 wickets in nine Tests and accumulated 234 runs at 21.27. The right-arm pacer also took two wickets in ODIs, and one in T20Is.
His memorable performance of the year came against England at The Oval when he first struck a fighting 30 in South Africa’s paltry total of 118 before claiming his maiden five-wicket haul, which included the wickets of Joe Root and Harry Brook.